CIRCA 1760 CAPE
The property is located on the Killingworth Commons in Killingworth, Connecticut. There are 6 homes from the 17th and 18th C. that sit on the Commons. They were dismantled and reconstructed some 27 years ago. The earliest being a 17th C. first period home, while mine was the most "modest" of all, a simple cape.
I purchased the property at the end of 2009 and began work in 2010 on the restoration and additions. I designed additions that allowed for a new "old" kitchen, a breezeway for my office and the renovation of the barn to the master bedroom/bathroom. In addition, the original cape was "opened" up and renovated as well.
I spent endless hours restoring and replanting the wonderful formal gardens to the side of the house. They are now filled with English roses and the whites and colors I love in my gardens.
I was fortunate to work, once again, with Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, so the story and images are featured on my webpage. I truly love all the east coast offers in the way of landscapes and architecture. It has been glorious living here. I have never been one to stay in any one place for too long, so I have put the house on market.
I'm looking forward to doing my next house, wherever that may be!
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